Vikram J. Kapoor Ph.D.

Kapoor, Vikram J.
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor of Bioengineering & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Biomedical Nanotechnology Research Laboratory College of Engineering
Institution Disciplines
The University of Toledo Engineering Nanomedicine Nanobiology
City State / Provence
Toledo Ohio
Country Website
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Fax
(419) 530-8007

Dr. Kapoor's primary research interests are: nanotechnology, biomedical nanoelectronics and biocomputer chips, solid-state nanoelectronics for microwave space communications, cryogenic power/digital electronics, semiconductors, and superconductors.

Education

Prof. Kapoor holds M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1976) degrees from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Eastman Kodak prize for excellence in teaching.

Career Highlights

A nationally recognized specialist in microelectronics, Prof. Kapoor holds M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1976) degrees from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Eastman Kodak prize for excellence in teaching. He went to work in California's Silicon Valley at Fairchild Corp. as a senior design engineer designing computer chips during the cutting edge of the computer revolution.

After his industrial experience, Dr. Kapoor joined Case Western Reserve University in 1978 as an Assistant Professor and taught electrical engineering and pioneered collaboration in space communications with NASA-Lewis Research Center. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 1983 as Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, and in 1986 became the head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He joined the University of Toledo in 1994 as Dean of the College of Engineering, became the University President in January 1999 and then joined the rank of faculty as Professor of Bioengineering & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of Biomedical Nanotechnology Research Laboratory in June 2000. He was on one year sabbatical (2002-2003) as a Visiting Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware with teaching and research responsibilities. He is also a courtesy professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (Honorary) at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida since 2004.

He was awarded the “IEEE Third Millennium Medal” in 1999 for his contribution to the Electrical Engineering profession. For his outstanding scientific and technical contributions in semiconductor microelectronics, he was elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society in 1993 and was awarded "Thomas D. Callinan Award" in 1991 for outstanding contributions and achievements in dielectric science and technology.

Dr. Kapoor has published over 170 scientific papers in prestigious journals and scientific conference publications. He has been a major advisor for 41 M.S. and Ph.D. student theses/dissertations and directed 34 undergraduate students' projects/theses with multimillion dollar research grants from federal/state government and industry. His students have become faculty at U.S.A. universities or have responsible positions at major high-technology companies.

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